Located an hour east of Baton Rouge and an hour north of New Orleans, the historic town of Hammond is great for Fido and his family. As the home to Southeastern Louisiana University, there are several parks and pooch-friendly destinations all over town. The Mooney or Life Oak Park is a perfect place to walk Fido and spend time with the kids. The playground is small, but well maintained, and you can walk your pup around the paths and let him sniff the grass and trees. Fido will also enjoy relaxing while you sit on a shaded bench and chat with friends. Hammond also features five full-service veterinarian clinics where your pup will be treated like one of the family.
College towns are known for their good food, and there are multiple dog-friendly restaurants in town. Your pooch will love Isabella’s Pizzeria where you can create a custom pizza and sit out on the patio with your furry companion. The friendly wait staff will even bring your pup his own bowl of water. If you and your pup prefer steak or burgers, head over to the Mariner’s Inn. You can order some hot wings and cold beer and relax at one of the outdoor tables.
When visiting, there are several dog-friendly hotels in the area. Best Inn & Suites welcomes two pets for an additional fee, and will even make sure you have a ground floor room if requested. The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites is near the medical facilities and allows pups for an additional fee. There's an open grassy area here that is perfect for walking your pup before bed.
Whether you are visiting Hammond for a sporting event, or you live in town, you and your furry family members will love all of the pup-friendly destinations this happening community offers.
In the center of the city, Fido and his family will enjoy visiting Cate Square Park where you can walk on brick sidewalks and admire the large oak trees. The open grassy area is a great place to let your pup run off some energy or socialize with other pups at the park. You can relax on a bench and chat with friends, or watch the kids on the playground. As a treat, stop by PJ’s Coffee for a hot tea and muffin while you sit with your pup at the outdoor tables. If you are looking for a dog-friendly restaurant for dinner, La Carreta offers a great menu with several pooch-friendly outdoor tables.
North Oak Park is a favorite destination for doggy parents and their furry kids to have a pawsome outdoor adventure. With 33-acres, there is plenty of space to run and let Fido have a furtastic time. An almost mile long track is perfect for walking laps, and your pup also has access to the baseball field, when there's not a game in session of course! There are restrooms conveniently located near the playground. After strolling around the park and letting Fido sniff the plants and trees, you and your pup can relax on a shaded bench and enjoy a drink.
Spending the day at the Callaway RV and Campground is great when your family wants to enjoy nature and a beautiful setting. You will need to keep Fido on a leash, but you can walk through the park and socialize with other campers and their pups. There is a doggy play area where your pooch can run around off leash, just make sure to watch him carefully. If you get tired of hot dogs and burgers while staying at the campground, head over to Don’s Seafood. This dog-friendly restaurant serves authentic local dishes and you can sit with Fido at the outdoor tables.
Just 30 minutes from Hammond, the Tickfaw State Park is a perfect destination for a weekend of nature hikes and enjoying the outdoors. You and your pup can spend hours walking along the paths admiring the trees and the Tickfaw River. Biking or strolling through the park is a great way to give your pooch some exercise and enjoy some fresh air and a picnic at one of the picnic areas. The kids will have fun at the Water Playground and you and your pup can watch them play from one of the shaded benches. Just be sure to clean up after Fido, and keep him on a leash while hiking through the park.